Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)

Diana Barkley is new president of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club board of directors, following a Sept. 14 election. (File photo/friendsofsfgc.ca photo)

LETTERS: City of Surrey’s offer of $1 million is news to Fish and Game Club board of directors

‘We’d love to hear more,’ says SFGC president

Editor:

Re: South Campbell Heights Plan Moves Ahead, Nov. 4

With regards to Mayor Doug McCallum’s comments about the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club (SFGC) refusing his offer of $1 million to help clean up the Little Campbell Hatchery – this is the first the new SFGC Board of Directors has heard about a $1 million gift, but we’d love to hear more if the mayor is willing to make a donation.

As Peace Arch News previously reported, the members of the SFGC voted against donating our 29-acre property (valued by the City to be worth $5 million) to the City of Surrey. We have reviewed all three draft donation agreements and the SFGC board minutes for the past three years, there was never any reference to a $1 million gift.

The SFGC is not only alive and well, but is thriving – as it has done for the past 60-plus years.

Our dedicated and hard-working volunteers keep the hatchery in tip-top condition and this year’s Salmon run is expected to reach record numbers. Memberships are open to those who enjoy archery (indoor and outdoor ranges), walking our well-kept nature trails or who have an interest in the indoor shooting range.

We invite everyone to come down and check us out.

Diana Barkley, Newly elected president of SFGC

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